In the lead-up to the US presidential election, Georgetown University in Qatar ( GU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is hosting a public virtual webinar titled “US Election: Outcomes and Implications in an Era of Uncertainty” at 6pm on Tuesday.
The webinar will feature experts at GU-Q critically examining key election issues impacting America and the world, and offering implications for the possible outcomes of a pivotal moment in history.
Every presidential election presents an opportunity for a major shift in domestic and foreign policy. However, a contentious administration combined with a current political climate characterised by a growing political divide and the rising role of social media has raised the stakes, both domestically, and internationally.
The event will be moderated by GU-Q dean Dr Ahmad Dallal.
“In this era of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to share expert perspectives on the local and global impact of the upcoming US elections through a thought-provoking examination of the relevant issues,” Dallal said.
“We can better understand what is at stake, and reflect on likely policy changes in the future.”
The webinar draws together four experts on American history and government at GU-Q. Prof Clyde Wilcox, the author of more than 30 books and hundreds of articles and book chapters, will share insights into democratic norms and the rule of law and how they impact and are impacted by the election.
Assistant professor Amanda Garrett, a specialist in comparative and international politics, will focus on the implications of migration and ethnic diversity in advanced democracies.
Assistant professor Trish Kahle, a scholar in the history of energy, work, and politics in the US and the world, will touch on the environmental outcomes of the election. And Prof Anatol Lieven, whose areas of expertise include terrorism and insurgency, contemporary warfare, and US and Western strategy will explain how the election affects the US Constitution, the future of America, and global politics.